Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire (众人拾柴火焰高)

众人拾柴火焰高
Zhòng rén shí chái huǒ yàn gāo


Translation:
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Meaning:
When you work together you will get more done and have better results. Another way of saying “United and we can stand strong,” or “many hands make light work.”

Story
Long ago, there was a King who had 20 sons. Each son had his own special talent, but they would never work together, and….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:44+00:00 November 27th, 2011|Learn Chinese, Proverbs and Sayings from the Chinese|Comments Off on Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire (众人拾柴火焰高)

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